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Florida Environment and Other Campaign Issues
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Florida Campaign Issues
Romney was on the board of Damon, a company fined 83 million dollars for Medicare fraud. Romney and Ryan want to voucherize, privatize Medicare, opening the populace to insurance companies, hospitals, HMO's, doctors whose primary drive is money and the profit motive. Romney's record of using bankruptcy as a tool to seize corporate assets and pension funds indicates he should not be trusted with the nation's Social Security Trust Fund. Ronald Reagan in 1983 made the first assault on that fund, by executive order transferring TWO TRILLION dollars to the general fund which he used to triple war profiteer spending with a great deal of money going to his sponsor General Electric, which is still one of the nation's biggest war profiteers.
1 The Mormon church owns Florida's biggest cattle ranch, Deseret, whose 300,000 acres sprawl over 3 counties, whose pollution has caused county water boards to be involved. The Deseret ranch has 44,000 cows and steers. Whips are used on the calves (baby cows) who are referred to as 'head'. The Mormons link owned businesses to their church more than other sects. Such animal agriculture investments cause the populace heart disease, cancer, arthritis, kidney disease, food poisoning, strokes and other animal flesh generated conditions, as well as global heating, energy waste, drought through deforestation, and animal agony.
The people of Osceola have lost to Deseret Ranch over the issue of drilling for water which will reduce the water table and affect water purity.
2 Florida's beaches in the panhandle and further south were affected by the BP oil spill. Tar balls, oil, and neurotoxic Corexit killed marine mammals, birds, fishes.. Mitt Romney wants to double the offshore drilling permits. The trillions of gallons of Corexit dumped by BP made fish consumption more lethal.
3 Mitt Romney and Governor Scott of Florida (like Governors Kasich of Ohio and Walker of Wisconsin) are tied to the oil industry. All three governors returned hundreds of millions of dollars in mass transit money to the federal government.
DEATH PENALTY, EXECUTION
1 In 2012, only 9 US states have had governors committing gubernatorial murder. 8 of these states have Republican governors. 41 states are not involved in government murder, nor are 88% of the world's countries. Florida and Ohio are 2 of the 9 states. Mitt Romney sought unsuccessfully to bring capital punishment to Massachusetts, a state which has repudiated him ever since he was governor.